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new gas chromatograph in laboratory of analytical chemistry

In August 2018 our laboratory of analytical chemistry purchased a brand new gas chromatograph, mass spectrometer Shimadzu GCMS-QP2020, equipped by a thermal desorption unit TD-30, which is used for analysis of emissions of organic substances.

 

The spectrometer has a superior sensitivity for organic substances in orders of micro-grams per kg of sample. The system is mainly used for analysis of volatile organic substances (VOC) and condensable substances (FOG) according to the requirements of automotive standard VDA 278, but also for emission measurement of polymer samples to investigate additive system, smell, NIAS (not-intentionally added substances in plastics) etc.

 

Contact for such types of analysis: Franky Puype, phone: +420 577 601 703, e-mail: fpuype@itczlin.cz


New general director

Announcement of change in ITC management.

 

New general director of the Institute for Testing and Certification has been appointed Mgr. Jiri Hes.

 

RNDr. Radomir Cevelik remains in the position of Board of Directors Vice President.


Determination of phthalic acid esters according to requirements of CPSC

In June 2018 analytical laboratory ITC accredited new procedure for determination of phthalic acid esters in consumer products according to requirements of CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) No. CPSC-CH-C1001-09.4. New standard came in force on April 25, 2018 and released old one No. CPSC-CH-C1001-09.3.

More information concerning phthalate testing are available here


FachPack 2018

Dear business friends, we invite you to visit our exposition at the International Trade Fair for the packaging industry FachPack 2018, which will be held 25. 9. – 27. 9. 2018 in Nuremberg. Hall 9, Stand no. 9-211. Vouchers for entry are available, if you are interested, please contact Mrs Ing. Barbora Hajkova, email: bhajkova@itczlin.cz 


Analytical laboratory had implemented new methods for testing of volatile organic compounds (VOC) from car interior parts according to Hyundai and Toyota requirements, namely

Hyundai Engineering Standard - MS300-55 - Determination of volatile organic compounds from moulded parts in the vehicle interior

and

Toyota Engineering Standard TSM 0508G – Volatile component measurement method using sampling bag

Tests are using sampling bags for emission tests, followed by chromatography determination of emitted substances.
For further information and quotation please, contact Ing. Jitka Balakova, e-mail: jbakalova(at)itczlin.cz, phone: +420 577 601 453


ISO 9001

Management systems certification » Certification of management system

ISO 9001 certification focuses on quality management and it is applicable in any organization in all fields of production or services. Today, it represents a globally recognized standard, whose establishment is the basis for application of other requirements for company management system.

 

Application
  Obligatory Business Conditions
 
Searching the database of certificates   Manual for clients
 
      Rules for Use Certificate  

PRINCIPLES OF CERTIFICATION ACCORDING TO ISO 9001

The internationally applicable standard ISO 9001 has been created by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), whose goal is to define international requirements for a quality management system. Besides ISO 9001:2008, it is now also possible to use its amended version ISO 9001:2015. The certificate issued by an independent accredited certification authority guarantees that a quality management system is implemented, documented and used in accordance with the requirements of ISO 9001.

REVISION OF ISO 9001

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has completed a revision of the ISO 9001 standard. The new version of ISO 9001:2015 was released on 15 September 2015 and a three-year transition period has been provided for implementing the standard in companies, i.e. the standard should be implemented by 15 September 2018.

The standard was translated and issued in February 2016. The technical standard ČSN EN ISO 9001:2016 came into effect on 1 March 2016. ITC has already started the certification of a management system at customers according to the standard ISO 9001:2015/ČSN EN ISO 9001:2016.

The certification and recertification of management systems according to ISO 9001:2008 is no longer carried out due to the limitation of the validity of certificates issued according to the standard ISO 9001:2008 until 15 September 2018. We offer auditing according to ISO 9001:2015/ČSN EN ISO 9001:2016 for all applicants for certification and recertification.

MAJOR REVISIONS OF ISO 9001 STANDARD

  • simplification of documentation
  • the new structure of the standard allows for easy interconnection with the requirements for the environment, work safety or information security
  • greater demands placed on consideration of potential risks
  • greater emphasis on the alignment of goals and results of companies/firms, especially from a long-term viewpoint
  • more emphasis placed on customer satisfaction
  • involving the organization’s management and making sure the organization understands the surrounding business environment

BENEFITS OF CERTIFICATION

  • stabilization of the achieved quality level in the range of products and services
  • higher sales revenues thanks to effectively configured processes
  • increased credibility of the company with the customers and other business partners
  • the possibility of attracting new customers thanks to providing high-quality production
  • introducing order and rules to all activities within the company
  • the possibility of the subsequent backchecking of compliance with the defined rules in the quality system
  • avoiding potential nonconformities and defects through the adoption of preventive measures

CERTIFICATION PROCESS

The basic phases of the certification process are as follows:

  • implementing the QMS into practice
  • preparing the documentation
  • certification by an accredited certification authority
    • assessing and registering the client’s request for certification
    • entering into a contract on the performance of a certification audit (certification audit takes place in two stages)
    • setting up a team of auditors
    • preparing a plan of the audit
    • checking the facts in stages:
      a) reviewing the client’s documentation
      b) checking the facts on site
    • drawing up a report on the result of the certification audit
    • assessment of the audit report by the certification authority
    • issuing the certificate
  • supervisory audit
    • o during the three-year validity period of the certificate, a supervisory audit is performed once a year in the first and second year. Following up on the result of the supervision, a decision will be issued on the confirmation of the validity of the certificate until the next supervision or a decision will be issued on suspending the validity of the certificate. In case of significant deviations from the requirements of the standards, it is possible – as a last resort – to revoke the certificate
  • recertification audit
    • To ensure continuous validity of certification, a recertification audit should take place based on the certificate holder’s decision in the third year before expiration of the certificate’s validity.

IQNET – international certificate

Institute for Testing and Certification is a member of the Association for Quality System Certification CQS, which is a member of the international network IQNet. Through this co-operation, it is possible to issue upon request both the ITC certificate and the CQS certificate and the internationally recognized IQNet certificate within the framework of a single certification process.

IQNet CQS

RELATED SERVICES

  • Certification of quality management systems in manufacturers of medical devices (CSN EN ISO 13485)
  • Certification of Environmental Management System (ISO 14001)
  • Certification of occupational health and safety management system (OHSAS 18001)
  • Certification of food safety management system (ISO 22000)
  • Certification of critical control points system in food processing industry (HACCP)
  • Assessment of conformity of products to the requirements of European directives (CE marking of products)
  • Testing of products, ATEST ITC
  • Calibration, verification of standards and measuring instruments
  • Voluntary certification – “ITC – certified quality“ mark
  • Technical standardization

CONTACTS

Person Phone fax e-mail
Jaroslav Rapant +420 577 601 299 +420 577 104 855 qscertPostaitczlin.cz


Post address:
Institute for testing and certification
management system certification department
trida Tomase Bati 299, Louky, 763 02 Zlin
Czech Republic

The person responsible for accuracy of data: Jaroslav Rapant

Updated: 5.9.2018
 
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